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other bioeroding crabs include members of the family Portunidae (subfamily Caphrinae spp. such
as portunid crabs associated with Xenia spp., and other Alcyonarians), Caphyra laevis
(preys on Xenia elongata), C.polita (is thought to be associated with Xienia of
the Red Sea, Heteroxenia, Cespitularia spp.), Diogenidae such as Trizopagurus spp. (live
under corals and feed on coral polyps), including the two unconfirmed genera Callinus spp. (live
under corals and feed on coral polyps) and Chryptocherius spp. (grow along with the coral host;
i.e. larvae settle on the massive coral, kill the polyps in that localized area and preventing their
re-growth; the hole deepens as both the parasite and the host grow, shaping the crab's home).
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Borneman, 2002; The Coral Health and Disease Consortium: New Information on Coral Disease; Reefkeeping Magazine, the Online Magazine for the Marine Aquarist; Reef Central;